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Old Man Solo Flew a Ship... AI, AI, Oh!

Kevin L. Kitchens
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Old Man Solo Flew a Ship...
AI, AI, Oh!
And on this ship he had some cargo.
AI, AI, oh!

With a bounty here!
And a bounty there.
Here a bounty!
There a bounty!
Everywhere a hefty bounty!

Old Man Solo Flew a Ship...
AI, AI, Oh!

What started out as a title, became a thing...

But anyway.

One of the cool things about Star Wars: Outer Rim is the very easy to run AI deck. Reminiscent of the most excellent Automa we've all come to know and love (and specifically the one in Scythe), it became apparent that it'd be cool to be able to run more than one AI in the game.

Unfortunately, Fantasy Flight Games only included one deck in the game (though hopefully a second copy or even a deck with a different strategy could be included in a future expansion). So this means it's not possible to properly control two AI using just the one deck per the rules. Some have tried to spread the cards among two AI, but the result is a dilution of the actions between the two, completely weakening the outcomes.

However, there are a couple of options available now, to run two or more AI.

First and simplest.

* Take the Ace through 10 of a single suit from a regular deck of cards for each AI that you want to run.
* Shuffle each of these stacks separately and draw one for each AI player after your turn.
* The AI cards are numbered 1-10, so you can use the in-game AI deck as a second "databank" and pull the card that corresponds with the card that you drew and carry it out. When that AI's turn it done, put it back in the AI databank and draw for any remaining AI players.

The second option, to make that process a little simpler, is download this AI reference sheet I made ( It has the cards marked 1-10 and a reminder of the different actions to be taken. If anything on the sheet is confusing, then you can refer to the original AI card in your set. But as you play more and more the options are pretty clearly understood, so the reminder sheet is all you need.

Now Han can face off against Lando AND Boba Fett in a single go!
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